Today we’ve released Antispam Bee version 2.10.0. A complete list of changes is available on GitHub.
New country detection service
To enable Antispam Bee to filter comments by country of origin, we previously relied on ip2country.info as a data-efficient and free external service. Unfortunately, due to a change of ownership and related setup changes, our API connection to ip2country has been broken for an unknown amount of time.
Since the service is closing its doors in the future anyway and moving to a paid model, we switched to another service called iplocate.io. This is limited to 1000 requests per IP. If someone needs more, then a filter can be used to specify an API key for the paid rates, or another service can be configured.Read More